Things to do…
Dawes Arboretum - Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70.
Beaded Bugs- Saturday, Sept. 7, noon - 3 p.m. Beading is extremely popular right now and you can join the fun! Create a beaded butterfly, based on the real species, at this beginner’s level class. The hands-on, step-by-step instruction class will give you one-on-one time with the teacher, provide you with all the supplies you will need and will give you the techniques to keep exploring the wonderful world of beading! Your finished butterfly will make the perfect necklace or pin; learn to transform your work into one or the other. Meet at the Zand Education Center Greenhouse Classroom, $40/$30 members.
Music in the Garden: Special Children’s Concert: Firefly- Sunday, Sept. 8, 1:30 - 3 p.m.,Firefly will play a variety of original and contemporary cover tunes about the natural world. They will introduce children to songs about trees, insects, birds, flowers while encouraging them to use their senses to experience the world around them. Firefly features bass, piano, drums and vocals that are upbeat, fun and will have everyone singing along. In addition to the concert, The Dawes Arboretum has fun activities planned for all children. Popsicles will be given to all children while supplies last. Performances cover a variety of genres and will appeal to almost everyone. The concerts are all held in the All Seasons Garden located just north of The Arboretum’s Visitors Center. Visitors are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets and picnic lunches to these free concerts. In the case of inclement weather, performances will be held inside the Visitors Center. Meet at the All Seasons Garden, Free.
The Visitors Center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays and holidays. For more information visit www.dawes arb.org
Queen Of The Lake II Tour Boat - Buckeye Lake. Public tours for the season on beautiful Buckeye Lake aboard the Queen of the Lake tour boat. Tours depart every Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m., boarding at Buckeye Lake State Park North Shore in the Village of Buckeye Lake off Ohio 79. Cost is $10 per person with children under 5 years free. The one-hour tour includes Buckeye Lake history toldbya alocalvolunteer. Reservations are not needed. The boat has a sun roof and hold 40 passengers. Private tours are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information, visit www.buckeyelakehistory.org
Baltimore Farmers Market - Baltimore. Good things to eat on Fridays from 4 - 7 p.m. at Basil Park to Oct. 11.
Granville Farmers Market - Granville. Check out the area’s best farmers’ market from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturdays on North Main Street between Broadway and College streets. All kinds of good things to eat and drink.
Licking County Historic Jail Tour - Newark. In collaboration with the Newark Downtown Association’s (DNA) Final Friday event on August 30, the Licking County Historic Jail located at 46 South 3rd Street will be open from 4-8 p.m. Visitors can step back in time by touring the jail’s matron’s quarters and one floor of prisoner cells as well as the dungeon. The DNA will also provide a walking tour of downtown Newark. Tickets are available at the door fro $10 for adults and free to children under the age of 12 accompanied by an adult. All proceeds and donations benefit the “Save the Jail” fund, which provides for the preserva- tion and restoration of the jail. The next scheduled jail tour is September 7th from 4-6 pm in conjunction with the “Lite the Night” event. Plans are also underway to conduct a Lantern Tour on October 5th.
Homeschoolers Series - Hebron Library. This fall supplement your child’s lessons with library programs and activities especially designed for homeschoolers.
• Wednesday, September 11th, 2:00 pm: The Hebron Fire Department will talk to kids about fire safety and demonstrate the use of fire extinguishers.
All programs are at the Hebron Library, and no registration is required.
35th Annual Ford Expo - Hebron. Come out to National Trail Raceway Aug. 30 - Sept. 1 for the Ford Expo, one of the oldest all- Ford events in the U.S., attracting both early-model and late-model Blue Oval performance…on the strip and in the show! This year’s Ford Expo promises to be bigger and badder than ever with everything from Y-Blockers, ‘57 Fords, and vintage Blue Oval performance to modern Mustangs and Fords. The Expo features classes for all levels of drag racers…from Bracket Racing and Open Comp racing to True Street and even a Quick 16 category. The huge UPR Products All-Ford Car Show will feature a sea of colors and shining Fords from hot rods and early model vehicles to modern Mustangs and Fords with classes from stock to modified. The Expo also features an awesome manufacturers midway and a giant used parts swap meet. Visit www.nationaltrailraceway.com for more information.
“Writing for Publication” - Newark. Professional editor and author, Carol Cartaino, talks about getting your book published through major publishers at 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 31, in Meeting Room A at the Licking County Library. She has over 40 years of experience with publishers, agents and authors, including Prentice- Hall, Inc. and Writers Digest Books. She can show you how to organize and write whatever book you have in mind, and how to get it into print.
Hot Licks Bluesfest - Granville. The 13th Annual Hot Licks Bluesfest is Saturday, Sept. 7. The free entertainment in downtown Granville begins at 1 p.m. Headliner Ruthie Foster will appear at approximately 8:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for the evening. Visit www.freewebs.com/ hotlicks/ or for more information.